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Old Oct 06, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Original Astro Hog Plans wanted

Hi All, Heading says it all. I think they were M.A.N. plans???? Also produced
by a kit manufacture, but can not remember who.
John
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 03:15 PM
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http://www.sigmfg.com/IndexText/SIGRC55.html

http://www.sigmfg.com/BuildManuals/S...stroHogP1.html

http://www.kavanrc.de/instructions/sigrc55astrohog.pdf

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/download_...lan.asp?ID=969 I downloaded this first to see if it's OK. In PDF form, should be able to print out in tiled form. Hope this helps.
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 05:52 PM
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There are several differences between the Original plans and those presented by Sig.
The originals were in a 1958 M.A.N.,I believe.
Notable differences are Ailerons,gear,the stabilizer under the fuse,and wing and stab secured by rubber bands.

I have a set in the mail of unknown manufacture,hopefully the originals..They should be here early next week.

The original had wood aileron hinges,on 'barndoor' ailerons,and you made your own tailwheel bracket from a tin can.

I'll keep you posted.

The outerzone plans,by Berkeley may be copies of the originals.
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 06:03 PM
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http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=969

Astro Hog
by Fred Dunn
from Berkeley
1957
72in span

Supplement file details:
Alternative version of the 72in Astro Hog plan. Quote: "Here is another Astro Hog, this one is Fred Dunn's from Model Airplane News issue 04-58" courtesy of theshadow.

they also gave this link-- http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1801
If nothing else, should be enought info yo build one!
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 06:49 PM
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Thanks everybody, I appreciate this. This group is GREAT!!!
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 04:52 AM
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look at how he hinged the rudder, thats different! wonder if it effects how it flys?
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:17 AM
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Those cloth 's' hinges were standard fare in R/C's infancy...And they did affect response,much as we 'seal' hinge gaps today..

They were usually doped into position on assembly,then painted with the model.

I like the aileron hinges,made from wood,with a steel pin.

The tailwheel bracket is it's own masterpiece.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:46 AM
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I have an Astro Hog that was started by a late friend ages ago. It will be finished this winter, Lord willing, and finally see light under the wheels. It's a Sig one, but it's still a beautiful model.

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